why did we do it?

Old Feb 7th 2007, 7:34 pm
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We moved back to the uk from NY last May and since then its been arse.
I had trouble finding work and now have a minimum wage 9-5 with miserable complaining brits, I have a court summons for not paying council tax (after rent and tax i will be left with 80 pounds for bill,food and travel a month), I wanted to go to college and found out Im now an international student (i only left for 5 years!) Im not allowed my cats in my damp dark flat that I spent a year getting certificates for and paid nearly $2000 to bring back and the weathers horrible.
now ive remembered why I was so happy to leave in the first place.
Next stop, Spain!
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Old Feb 7th 2007, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by karyncake View Post
We moved back to the uk from NY last May and since then its been arse.
I had trouble finding work and now have a minimum wage 9-5 with miserable complaining brits, I have a court summons for not paying council tax (after rent and tax i will be left with 80 pounds for bill,food and travel a month), I wanted to go to college and found out Im now an international student (i only left for 5 years!) Im not allowed my cats in my damp dark flat that I spent a year getting certificates for and paid nearly $2000 to bring back and the weathers horrible.
now ive remembered why I was so happy to leave in the first place.
Next stop, Spain!

good luck. i have had nothing but good fortune since i have been back, knuckled down and got on with it. nothing will ever be as bad as my time in oz.

snow tomorrow. doh!!
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Old Feb 7th 2007, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by karyncake View Post
We moved back to the uk from NY last May and since then its been arse.
I had trouble finding work and now have a minimum wage 9-5 with miserable complaining brits, I have a court summons for not paying council tax (after rent and tax i will be left with 80 pounds for bill,food and travel a month), I wanted to go to college and found out Im now an international student (i only left for 5 years!) Im not allowed my cats in my damp dark flat that I spent a year getting certificates for and paid nearly $2000 to bring back and the weathers horrible.
now ive remembered why I was so happy to leave in the first place.
Next stop, Spain!
Why do you think 1 in 3 wants to get out of there ?
Did you honestly think its still GREAT Britain ?
However i will add Spain is a good choice no whining Brits , council taxes about 100 euros a year , they love cats , weathers always mild even when it rains it has a warmth about it ,
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Why do you think 1 in 3 wants to get out of there ?
Did you honestly think its still GREAT Britain ?
However i will add Spain is a good choice no whining Brits , council taxes about 100 euros a year , they love cats , weathers always mild even when it rains it has a warmth about it ,

good luck to u as well. its still GREAT to me thank you
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all I can say is It's my HOME
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all I can say is It's my HOME
It can't be any worse than this hole.
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It can't be any worse than this hole.
Where are you referring to?
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Where are you referring to?
Eh? No, I'm referring to Adelaide, Australia!
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Eh? No, I'm referring to Adelaide, Australia!
That's OK then.
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Why do you think 1 in 3 wants to get out of there ?
Did you honestly think its still GREAT Britain ?
However i will add Spain is a good choice no whining Brits , council taxes about 100 euros a year , they love cats , weathers always mild even when it rains it has a warmth about it ,
Hello Big Pete,

We live in Costa Blanca South, in Torrevieja & Orihuela Costa, believe me THERE are many WHINING Brits, but also a lot of HAPPY ones.

Council taxes are more than 100 euros a year depending on where you live. There are many different taxes in Spain.

Weather at the moment is sunny during the day (don't know about tomorrow) but very chilly at night.

The houses have no insulation, so don't keep the heat in.

The rain, well it can come down in torrents, & the drains can't cope with it.

BUT the spring, summer & some of the following months are brilliant.

On a final note, the cost of living is going up, unfortunately.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do, but we love it here. (I do get homesick for London at times, & definitely M&S food hall)

Lastly, if you do decide to come to Spain, try to Learn Spanish.

By the way, we are both senior citizens & are learning Spanish, very difficult when you are older, but the Spanish are lovely, warm people & will always do their best to help you.

Once again we love it here.

Wendy x
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Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
Why do you think 1 in 3 wants to get out of there ?
Did you honestly think its still GREAT Britain ?
However i will add Spain is a good choice no whining Brits , council taxes about 100 euros a year , they love cats , weathers always mild even when it rains it has a warmth about it ,


Spain is full of whining Brits, also Spain has the one of the worst reputations for cruelty to animals, there is only a small minority who care, lot's and lot's of cats and dogs are just dumped on the side of the road or in bins, they are on a par with Greece

But the weather is good
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Why do you think 1 in 3 wants to get out of there ?
Sucked in by the hype?
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Why do you think 1 in 3 wants to get out of there ?
Did you honestly think its still GREAT Britain ?
However i will add Spain is a good choice no whining Brits , council taxes about 100 euros a year , they love cats , weathers always mild even when it rains it has a warmth about it ,
Oh, puhleeeze! Get a clue.
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It's raining in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca South, & it is not a warm rain, in fact it's chilly. But not like the UK where they have snow.

Going back to bed to get warm.

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Originally Posted by karyncake View Post
We moved back to the uk from NY last May and since then its been arse.
I had trouble finding work and now have a minimum wage 9-5 with miserable complaining brits, I have a court summons for not paying council tax (after rent and tax i will be left with 80 pounds for bill,food and travel a month), I wanted to go to college and found out Im now an international student (i only left for 5 years!) Im not allowed my cats in my damp dark flat that I spent a year getting certificates for and paid nearly $2000 to bring back and the weathers horrible.
now ive remembered why I was so happy to leave in the first place.
Next stop, Spain!
hi..i feel for you!!!
people coming back to the UK need to know its not the place now they left years ago.its the pits now!!..last year i was on my arse i couldnt find work as a joiner as i was being under cut by the eastern europens tradesmen.and this is happening all over with driffrent trades and jobs.With another 2 million excepted in the next year..ie: romainia,bulgaria..these people dnt have comitments like morgages ect im all for people making better lifes...but a what cost??
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